MONROE, OH (FOX19) - A shoplifting suspect shot by a Monroe police officer at Cincinnati Premium Outlets over the weekend was arraigned on Monday.
Monroe Police responded to the outlet mall around 5:50 p.m. on Saturday evening. Reports indicated a possible theft from one of the stores.
Upon arrival, officers stopped to question a suspect. Police say the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Jamarcus Levon Brown, fled.
Officer Chad Caudill, a 5-year veteran of the Monroe Police Department, pursued Brown on foot to the parking lot.
Investigators believe the suspect got into a vehicle and tried to drive away. Authorities say that Caudill ended up on the hood of the moving vehicle as Brown attempted to flee.
According to police, the suspect continued to accelerate the vehicle and the officer fired multiple shots through the windshield, striking the Brown in the leg.
Brown was taken to the hospital for treatment and was later released.
He is being held on a $75,000 blond in Warren County Jail.
Brown was charged with assault on a police officer, obstructing official business and failure to comply with the lawful order of a police officer.
He is also being held on an unrelated felony warrant out of Montgomery County.